After spending a few fruitful years teaching English abroad after my graduation, and picking up a Masters in Development Studies, I set my sights on Brussels, and landed a competitive and invaluable internship at the European Commission, working on trade and international development. 

The Irish (and British) are under-represented in the EU institutions, due to needing a C1 in French or German to work in the institutions. For me, the BAIML not only expanded my horizons but also ultimately offered me the crucial first foot in the door to Brussels, where I get to work and live in the beating heart of Europe, and at such an interesting and challenging time.I’m grateful for the wonderful memories, particularly an unforgettable Erasmus in Sevilla, as well as the opportunities the BAIML has afforded me since.

Eoin Kelly (Spanish and German 2013)